Articles From : Joan the Dog Coach
Discover how providing enrichment opportunities for inquisitive canines can help keep your pawliday festivities fun and rewarding for you, your pets, and your guests!
Halloween can be a little tricky for pets, but with a little advanced preparation, we can make it a real treat for our dogs!
Joan is back with Part Two on how to help your stressed out pup with ten easy tips.
This 6-week Intro to K9 Nose Work® (K9NW) Continuing Education course is for dogs and handlers who have completed NACSW Intro to K9 Nose Work® and Intro to Odor® courses. This course introduces four main elements of the K9NW sport including interiors, exteriors, vehicles, and containers, while shaping the dogs hunting and problem-solving skills. As with previous K9NW classes, focus is on enriching the dog’s life, tapping into their desire to play the game, and establishing good teamwork.
In Part One of this two-part series, we’re going to look at potential sources of canine stress, how to identify when a stimulus triggers a stress response, and review how dogs might communicate fear or anxiety through body language.
We live in a distracting world, and it can be the same for our pet dogs! We expect a lot from them and it can be hard for your dog to focus on training when the world is so very interesting.
No matter your summertime plans for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day, these top tips can help your dog be a perfect guest – or host.
There are many things you can do to make training your inquisitive canine easier, including consistency, expectations, and environment.
Would you like to learn how to encourage your dog to work with you wherever you happen to be? Then, one of the most important concepts you can remember is that of generalization.
Are you and your inquisitive canine ready to take your dog training to the next level? Keep reading for tips to make your pooch the best on the block.
Planning ahead before bringing a new puppy or adult dog into your home can help ease the transition and reduce stress — for everyone, including the dog.
“Oh! What a cute little doggy…Let’s bring him home!” So, you’re thinking about adding a cuddly puppy or snuggly adult pooch to your family.
the holiday season is a time for family, friends and hopefully, some pet-friendly celebrations too. Here are some tips to keep your pet happy during the holidays.
With the holiday season fast approaching, we want to share some tips to help you help your dog be a courteous guest.
Walking together is one of the most basic activities dogs and the people who love them do together, so here are tips to help you and your dog harness an easy, enjoyable, walking experience.